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Baker, Hugh P. Native and planted timber of Iowa. 1908. 24 p. illus. (Agri
culture dept. Forest service. Circular 154) 5 cts.
Need and practical directions for woodlot management in the state. Useful locally in rural
high and agricultural schools. Clothier, George L. Forest planting and farm managment. 1909. 21 p. dia
grams. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 228) 5 cts.
Practical directions for systematic forestation of the farm. Useful for agricultural schools. Fetherolf, James M. Forest planting on the northern prairies. 1908. 28 p. dia
grams. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Circular 145)
The directions are practical and readily understandable. Useful locally in rural high and agri
cultural schools. Forest planting in the sandhill region of Nebraska. Reprint, 1909. 4 p. (Agri
culture dept. Forest service. Circular 37)
Practical directions for the cultivation of Western yellow and jack pine in the country. Useful
locally in rural high and agricultural schools. Forest planting leaflets. (Agriculture dept. Forest service) 5 cts. each.
A series of simply-written articles, more than 200 in number, averaging about 4 pages long. Takes up various questions incident to raising and marketing forest products. Discusses many kinds of trees with the grower's viewpoint in mind. A series of practical rather than of general
pedagogic value. Circulars, 55–95 incl. Graves, Henry S., and Zeigler, E. A. The woodman's handbook. Rev. and enl.
1912. 208 p. illus. 16o. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Bulletin 36) 25 cts.
Mainly tables and description of instruments used by working foresters; valuable in field work. Kellogg, R. S. Forest planting in Illinois. 1910. 32 p. diagrams. (Agriculture
dept. Forest service. Circular 81, rev.) 5 cts.
Tells the kinds of trees best adapted to planting in the prairie sections; how to plant, cultivate, etc. Useful for rural high and agricultural schools in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa.
Forest planting in western Kansas. 1909. 51 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Circular 161) 5 cts.
Kinds of trees best adapted to the country and methods of treatment which have been most
successful. Useful locally in rural high and agricultural schools. Miller, Frank G. Forest planting in the North Platte and South Platte valleys.
1902. 20 p. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Circular 109) 5 cts.
Need and methods of planting; how to cultivate; trees to choose. Useful locally in agricultural
and rural schools, elementary and advanced; also for “city beautiful” campaigns in the region. Pettis, C. R. How to grow and plant conifers in the northeastern states. 1909.
36 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Bulletin 76) 10 cts.
Useful locally in rural high and agricultural schools.
dept. Farmers' bulletin 173)
Part I discusses the life of a tree; community life of trees in the forest; the life of a forest; enemies
Part II has the subtitle, “Practical forestry.” It discusses forest management; work in the woods; the weather and the streams; and forestry abroad and at home.
This primer is written in a non-technical style which imparts much information in a condensed
but readable manner. It is suitable for any nature-study class except possibly the most elementary. Plummer, Fred. G. Forest fires; their causes, extent, and effects, with a summary
of recorded destruction and loss. 1912. 39 p. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Bulletin 117) 10 cts.
Record, Samuel J. Suggestions to woodlot owners in the Ohio valley region. 1908.
15 p. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Circular 138)
“The purpose of this circular is to supply the great and increasing demand of farmers and others in the Ohio Valley region for information concerning the proper management of their timberlands.” The directions given are simple and in non-technical language. Useful locally in rural
high and agricultural schools. Silvical leaflets. (Agriculture dept. Forest service) 5 cts. each.
A series, beginning in 1907, in which each issuo deals with some one tree. More than 60 common trees have now been thus dealt with. Each tree is discussed with reference to its range and occurrence; climate in which it thrives; its associated species; habits; the soil and moisture it needs; its tolerance, growth and longevity; susceptibility to injury; reproduction; utilization, and management.
The leaflets, which are generally three to four pages in length, are written in non-technical language.
Write to the Forest service, asking for those leaflets dealing with the trees of your locality. Suggestions for forest planting on the semi-arid plains. 1907. 15 p. (Agriculture
dept. Forest service. Circular 99) 5 cts.
Need and methods of planting and cultivation of trees in cities, school grounds, etc., of western portions of Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma; northwest Texas; eastern Colorado and New Mexico. The 12 kinds of trees to plant. Useful locally in advanced work and in "city beautiful”
campaigns. Woolsey, Theodore 8., jr. Western yellow pine in Arizona and New Mexico. 1911.
64 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Bulletin 101) 15 cts.
Description of the species and of Government methods in cultivating it; many practical suggestions to private owners. Useful Icocally in rural high and agricultural schools.
Allen, E. W. The feeding of farm animals. Rev. ed. 1897. 32 p. (Agriculture
dept. Farmers' bulletin 22)
Principles; calculation of rations; selection and preparation of feeding stuffs, etc. This work
has its greatest value when studied in connection with the actual care of a herd or flock. Alvord, Henry E. Breeds of dairy cattle. 1899. 48 p. illus. (Agriculture dept.
Farmers' bulletin 106)
Origin, history, characteristics, milk and butter records, and types of 10 select breeds; comparison of dairy breeds; points observed in judging dairy cattle, etc. Popularly written; valuable in agricultural and rural high schools.
The dairy herd: its formation and mapagement. Revised, 1904. 29 p. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 55) Consists entirely of practical directions.
Dairying at home and abroad. 1902. 10 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Yearbook. Reprint 260) 5 cts.
Compares “the means, methods and practises” of the dairy in Europe with those of the United
States. An interesting paper, useful in advanced work. Ayers, S. Henry. The pasteurization of milk. 1912. 44 p. illus. (Agriculture
dept. Animal industry bureau. Circular 184) 5 cts.
Meaning, value, and methods, with especial reference to the farm. See also (for city dwellers)
Directions for the home pasteurization of milk. (Animal industry bureau. Circular 197) 5 cts. Boss, Andrew. Meat on the farm: butchering, curing, and keeping. Revised, 1906.
37 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 183)
By an eminent authority. Suitable for agricultural and rural high schools. Dairy products.
The Bureau of animal industry, Department of agriculture, has issued a large number of publications on the manufacture and care of dairy products, especially of milk and cheese. Write for the specific information desired.
The Bureau of animal industry has issued large numbers of papers dealing with specific diseases of domestic animals and poultry, as well as publishing two large books, one devoted entirely to
diseases of the horse, the other to those of cattle. Write direct for the information you want. Osborn, Herbert. Insects affecting domestic animals. 1896. 302 p. illus.
(Agriculture dept. Entomology bureau. Bulletin 5) 20 cts.
A systematic manual, suitable for detailed advanced work; gives remedial and protective
treatments. Rabild, Helmer. Cow-testing associations. 1911. 24 p. (Agriculture dept. Ani
mal industry bureau. Circular 179) 5 cts.
History; need for them; how to organize them; and results. Rommell, George M. American breeds of beef cattle with remarks on pedigrees.
1902. 34 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Animal industry bureau. Bulletin 34) 20 cts.
Gives also list of breeders' organizations, and tells how to make out a pedigree and how to keep a herd book.
Market classes of horses. 1902. 32 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Animal industry bureau. Bulletin 37) 15 cts.
Gives description of and tells demand for each class. No attempt specifically to discuss breeding or fitting for market.
Suggestions for horse and mule raising in the south. 1906. 15 p. (Agriculture dept. Animal industry bureau. Circular 124) 5 cts.
Why the industry should be developed in that section, and how. White, B. D. A simple method of keeping creamery records. 1908. 12 p. (Agri
culture dept. Animal industry bureau. Circular 126) 5 cts.
POULTRY AND BEES.
Bell, G. Arthur. Poultry managment. 1907. 48 p. (Agriculture dept. Farmers'
“Prepared from the practical standpoint and technicalities have been avoided as much as
possible.” Highly valuable for club work. Howard, George E. Ducks and geese: standard breeds and management. Revised,
1906. 55 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 64)
Describes 8 standard breeds of ducks and 6 standard breeds of geese; in most cases a picture of the breed accompanies the description. Gives also practical directions for running a duck and goose plant.
Standard varieties of chickens. Revised, 1907. 46 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 51)
Describes 44 varieties, also giving picture of each type, with cut of feathers.
NOTE.-The Animal industry bureau has also issued special bulletins on the Plymouth Rock
and the White Wyandotte respectively. Lamon, Harry M. Hints to poultry raisers. 1913. 12 p. illus. (Agriculture
dept. Farmers' bulletin 528) 5 cts.
The organization of girls' poultry clubs. 1913. 11 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Animal industry bureau. Circular 208) 5 cts.
Organization methods, management of flocks, marketing, bibliography. A very compact and useful circular. and Opperman, Charles L. The care of the farm egg. 1913. 53 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Animal industry bureau. Bulletin 160) 15 cts.
“A general study from a practical standpoint of the deterioration occurring in the various classes of fertile and infertile eggs when kept on the farm under different environmental conditions."
Useful in advanced work.
Langworthy, C. F. The guinea fowl and its use as food. 1905. 24 p. illus.
(Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 234)
Possibly the most thorough-going work extant on the subject. Lee, Alfred R. Fattening poultry. 1911. 60 p. illus. (Agriculture dept.
Animal industry bureau. Bulletin 140) 10 cts.
Very practical and reliable. McGrew, T. F. Turkeys: standard varieties and management. 1904. 40 p. illus.
(Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 200)
History, selection and treatment of breeding stock, egg laying and hatching, raising and feeding, marketing, parasites and diseases, etc.
Very practical. Pennington, M. E. Practical suggestions for the preparation of frozen and dried
eggs. 1912. 12 p. illus. 4o. (Agriculture dept. Chemistry bureau. Circular 98) 5 cts.
“Contains many suggestions which will undoubtedly be of great value to the industry and helpful to the consumer."
Studies of poultry from the farm to the consumer. Reprint. 1911. 42 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Chemistry bureau. Circular 64)
A review of the scientific work; the industrial application of refrigeration; and “a very suggestive section on the application of the scientific data so far obtained to industrial uses." Understandably written.
and Betts, H. M. P. How to kill and bleed market poultry. 1910. 15 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Chemistry bureau. Circular 61)
“A simple anatomical study, for the betterment of present practices.” Gives improved killing methods. - and Pierce, H. C. The effect of the present method of handling eggs on the industry and the product. 1911. 14 p. illus. (Agriculture department. Yearbook. Reprint 552)
Marketing methods and how they may be improved. An interesting article; valuable for club
work. Phillips, E. F. The status of apiculture in the United States. 1909. 21 p. (Agri
culture dept. Entomology bureau. Bulletin 75, part 6) 5 cts.
Good teaching material for a lesson in commercial geography; may also serve to interest children in bee-keeping for themselves.
Bees. 1911. 48 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 447) Full of practical information for those keeping bees, whether for pleasure or profit. Contains also a list of publications of the Dept. of agriculture on bee-keeping.
The rearing of queen bees. 1905. 32 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Entomology bureau. Bulletin 55) 5 cts.
Explicit directions and simple methods. A very practical book. - and Browne, C. A. (1) Production and care of extracted honey; (2) methods
of honey testing for bee keepers. 1907. 18 p. (Agriculture dept. Entomology bureau Bulletin 75, part 1) 5 cts.
Plainly written and very practical. Rice, William E. Squab raising. Revised, 1904. 31 p. illus. (Agriculture dept.
Farmers' bulletin 177)
The subject is treated “from a practical standpoint only, drawing largely from personal experience.” Discusses buildings, varieties of pigeons, breeding, feeds and feeding, other details of management, killing and dressing, diseases, parasites and remedies, causes of chilled eggs and
dead squabs, suggestions regarding the purchase of breeding stock. Salmon, D. E. Important poultry diseases. 1913. 36 p. (Agriculture depart
ment. Farmers' bulletin 530)
The book tells also how to prevent disease and how to make and apply lice powders and disinfectants.
Wood, Richard H. Incubation and incubators. 1905. 31 p. illus. (Agriculture
dept. Farmers' bulletin 236)
The process; kinds of incubators; how to operate, etc.
FARM ECONOMICS. Hill, George G. Marketing farm produce. 1903. 31 p. illus. (Agriculture
dept. Farmers' bulletin 62)
"Practical suggestions relating to the preparation of meats, fruits, and vegetables for the market,
especially as regards packing.” Smith, C. Beaman, and Froby, J. W. Replanning a farm for profit. 1909. 36 p.
(Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 370)
New lines of farming to take up when the old ones have become unprofitable; sample plans from
Illinois. For advanced work.
Farmers' bulletin 245)
Types of farming in the United States. 1908. 15 p. (Agriculture dept.
Written for city people who are thinking of taking up farming. Also useful to students of farm
management in colleges or high schools. Thompson, Edward H. Farm bookkeeping. 1912. 37 p. illus. (Agriculture
dept. Farmers' bulletin 511)
Discusses need for the farmer to keep books, and methods; gives specimen accounts.
Bowman, Isaiah. Well-drilling methods. 1911. 139 p. illus. (Interior dept.
Geological survey. Water supply paper 257) 15 cts.
Possibly the best manual in English on the subject. Tells how to drill for water, oil, and gas;
gives a history of well-drilling and discusses geologic formations bearing water, oil, and gas. Elliott, C. G. The drainage of farm lands. 1904. 38 p. illus. (Agriculture dept.
Farmers' bulletin 187) 5 cts.
Deals particularly with underdrainage, but also touches on open drains and irrigation.
Useful in agricultural and rural high schools. Fortier, s. Practical information for beginners in irrigation. 1906. 40 p. illus.
(Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 263)
Arid soils; how to locate and build farm ditches; how to prepare the land to receive water; how
to irrigate the crops; and how much water to apply. Written especially for new settlers. Hill, George G. Practical suggestions for farm buildings. 1903. 48 p. illus.
(Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 126) 5 cts.
Goes into every phase of building farm houses and barns. The cost estimates, of course, are now
out of date. King, D. Ward. The use of the split-log drag on earth roads. 1908. 14 p. illus.
(Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 321)
Describes an economical method of keeping the ordinary country road in good condition. Wormeley, Philip L., jr. Cement mortar and concrete; preparation and use for
farm purposes. 1905. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 235) 5 cts.
Very practical; should be used in agricultural and rural high schools in connection with the